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Chemical Substance Management

Chemical Substance Management

Green Activities

Response to Customer Requests

Furukawa Electric Group has participated in JAMP (note 1) since 2009, and is implementing group-wide environmental inspections based on the latest information from the JAMP chemSHERPA (note 2) management target substance list, which concerns management of chemical substances contained in products. We also monitor trends in laws and regulations covering the chemical substances contained in products and compile and update data as it becomes available, allowing us to respond promptly to customer requests.

Response to Overseas Regulations and Management of Chemical Substances Contained in Products

Furukawa Electric Group has established a system for managing chemical substances contained in products at its major bases and group companies, and is strengthening environmental product regulations, identifying environmental risks that must be reduced, and implementing measures according to the significance of the risks.
Regarding compliance with the EU REACH environmental product regulations
In fiscal 2020, we conducted product environmental inspections of 211 substances that are candidates for approval up to the 24th SVHC list of the EU REACH product environmental laws and regulations.

Green Procurement Activities

With regards to procurement of raw materials, components, and intermediate products used in Furukawa Electric Group products, we confirm that suppliers have established management systems for chemical substances contained in products and evaluate how these systems are being operated, based on business division Green Procurement Guidelines. We also confirm the survey data of chemical products contained in products based on updated information regarding product environmental laws and regulations in order to purchase appropriate products.

Chemical Substance Management Activities

Furukawa Electric Group is working to reduce emissions of hazardous chemical substances, and in particular is voluntarily reducing emissions of volatile organic compounds (VOC), which are thought to be one of the causes of photochemical smog.
In fiscal 2020, emissions by Japan group companies decreased by 11.4% from the previous year. We will continue to take action to suppress emissions in our production processes and other activities, as well as reduce the use of target substances.

Appropriate Management of Chemical Substances

We confirm the handling precautions and applicable laws and regulations for chemical substances used in Furukawa Electric Group manufacturing processes using GHS labels and SDS (safety data sheets), and manage these substances accordingly. Additionally, in accordance with the PRTR Law (note 2), we are working to ascertain the amounts of substances handled, transferred, and released.

(note1) JAMP: Joint Article Management Promotion-consortium

(note2) PRTR Law: Law Concerning Reporting, etc. of Releases to the Environment of Specific Chemical Substances and Promoting Improvements in Their Management.

(note3) chemSHERPA stands for "chemical information SHaring and Exchange under Reporting PArtnership in supply chain". This is a joint communication scheme currently operated by JAMP that communicates information on chemical substances contained in products throughout the supply chain, from upstream companies to downstream companies.

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